Matthews will start in Game 4 against Phoenix on Sunday, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. With Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (knee) sidelined, Matthews will make his first start of the playoffs. Across the first three games of the series, Matthews has averaged 3.3 points on 27.3 percent shooting across 11.5 minutes per game. He'll likely have an increased workload on Sunday, while Alex Caruso should also see more minutes.
Matthews will start Tuesday's game against the Knicks, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports. Matthews is getting the start over Kyle Kuzma, who was initially probable due to a back injury before being cleared. In eight starts this season, Matthews has averaged 6.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 26.9 minutes.
Matthews (Achilles) is available for Saturday's contest against the Jazz and will come off the bench, Harrison Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll reports. As expected, despite right Achilles soreness, Matthews will see the floor. Over his past five appearances, he's averaged 7.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 20.8 minutes.
Matthews (Achilles) is probable for Saturday's game against the Jazz. Matthews continues to deal with lingering Achilles soreness, but it appears as though he'll be able to play through the injury once again Saturday. He's averaged 4.0 points in 17.7 minutes per game across his past three appearances.
Matthews will start Thursday's game against Boston, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports. With Markieff Morris (ankle) sidelined, Matthews is set for his third start in the last month. Matthews has tallied zero points and 14 points in his last two starts, so he's far from reliable when it comes to being a productive performer.
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